PTZ cameras: pan, tilt and zoom
The pan-tilt camera, or PTZ (pan-tilt-zoom), provides remote directional and zoom control. With the network infrastructure in place, it can be connected to the network with just one network cable, allowing for easy setup. Thanks to the single-cable operation, the PTZ camera can be powered and controlled via IP network.
Originally, PTZ controls with professional remote cameras were mainly used in broadcast production for TV studios and sporting events. Today, due to the easy operation and flexible solutions, the field of application extends to the entire livestream area. Whether for video conferences, surveillance, live productions, online lectures or cultural events, the extensive functionalities of PTZ cameras are suitable for simple as well as complex broadcasts of any kind.
Brand leaders such as Panasonic, Sony or BirdDog have specialized in remote solutions and offer high-quality transmissions with optional 4K or NDI licenses.